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Re: Reading Single and Double reals in Little-endian and Big-endian

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  • Subject: [mg125155] Re: Reading Single and Double reals in Little-endian and Big-endian
  • From: David Bailey <dave at removedbailey.co.uk>
  • Date: Sat, 25 Feb 2012 01:53:58 -0500 (EST)
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On 24/02/2012 06:02, ezh wrote:
> Yes, it's an old Mathematica.  I pay for it myself, that's why.
>
> Yes, I need to reverse the byte order.  After all, it's not a PC
> storing the stuff read from the file, it's Mathematica.  In any case,
> this is not a theoretical statement.  I tried it
>
> Here's the work-around I developed:
>
> strm1= open orginal file for input
> strm2= open "reversed' file for output.
> copy the strm1 file to the strm2 file, but
> At each 4-byte floating number in the input file:
> stuff=ReadBinaryList[strm1,Byte,4]
> WriteBinary[strm2,Reverse[stuff],ByteConversion ->  (ToBytes[#,
> IntegerConvert ->  Byte]&)]
> Now close the files.
> The "reversed" file is the same as the original file, but with each 4-
> byte floating number in the opposite byte order
>
> Now open the "reversed" file for binary input.
> Now
> value=ReadBinary[strm,Single];
> gets the right value.
>
I wonder if you would be eligible for this license:

http://www.wolfram.com/mathematica/how-to-buy/hobbyist.html

David Bailey
http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk




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